Over my emerging feminine consciousness series of blog posts this late winter and early spring, including posts on goddesses and childhood abandonment, I almost always finished a post with things I would do. I’m a huge believer in “so what” and to-do lists. But I started to wonder, “Am I doing what I said I would do?”
Reviewing all of my own posts, I’ve come to the conclusion that cultivating an emerging feminine consciousness for me means:
- Breaking out of a patriarchy mindset and releasing alliance to patriarchal values, which includes giving up my need to accomplishment (so hard to do!), stopping being hierarchal and judgmental (also hard to do!), and growing in compassion.
- Becoming more in tune with my intuition with a number of tools identified to help in this area, including spending time on creative projects, spending time being still, practicing multi-sensory noticing, and dream journaling.
- Connecting to nature (spend time in garden, beach shelling, beach & park walks, awareness of the earth’s rhythms).
While not related directly to an emerging feminine consciousness, I said I would work on letting go my fear of abandonment/not belonging, know my Triggers & utilize my Glimmers, and do things solo. And while not called out in any of those posts, I want to continue to explore use of energy (Reiki, energy healing, etc.) and to read more on religion, Buddhism, Jewish mysticism.
While much of this is shifting how I think with heightened awareness, some is activity based. I have been adding in more creative projects with crafting, attempting to dream journal more, and definitely spending more time in nature.
This review was very helpful as I detailed my summer plans, adding in a few ideas for intuition building and solo adventures. Plus it reminded me to be aware of my thinking patterns, especially my judgment default.
Net, I am doing much of what I said I would and planning to do some others. Now if I could only give up my need for accomplishment and recognition!
Do you follow-up on the things you say you’ll do?
Picture this week is one of my recent crafting projects – a set of beaded swizzle sticks!